• Veterans Affairs

    Senators urge VA to lean on DOD in health record push

    The chairmen of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Armed Services committees hope that VA will learn from the Pentagon's commercial health record deal.

  • Defense

    Acquisition reform prioritized in 2018 NDAA

    The House Armed Services Committee is making acquisition reform a priority in its $631B 2018 National Defense Authorization Act draft.

  • Congress

    Eshoo pushes for cyber hygiene standards

    California Democrat Anna Eshoo is reintroducing a bill to establish voluntary standards that would help prevent cyber infections on U.S. networks, computer systems and mobile devices.

  • Oversight

    Watchdog finds IT issues at Secret Service, TSA

    Financial systems at both agencies need better management, according to DHS inspector general IT audits.

  • HHS taps former Louisiana health official for CTO post

    The new HHS CTO was the head of Louisiana's department of health and has previous HHS experience.

  • Comment

    The real key to technology transformation

    CIO authorities are important, but communication and governance cannot be overlooked when it comes to achieving FITARA’s objectives.

  • Congress

    New bill would expand SBA cyber training

    The bipartisan bill, introduced in both the House and Senate, seeks to expand cybersecurity training to help protect small businesses from digital threats.

  • Cybersecurity

    IG: Infosec weaknesses remain at VA

    The 2016 FISMA report shows VA still struggling to secure its networks and data, despite making strides on eliminating vulnerabilities.

  • Law Enforcement

    Former fed and contractor charged with spying for China

    A mobile device tipped off feds to a Virginia man who now faces life in prison on charges of passing classified national defense information to Chinese intelligence agents.

  • FirstNet

    FCC sets criteria for state FirstNet networks

    FCC approves review measures for states' alternative plans to connect to the FirstNet nationwide wireless emergency responder network.